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review Ë Sieben Jahre in Tibet 104 ✓ No início da Segunda Guerra Mundial Heinrich Harrer cidadão austríaco alpinista famoso foi capturado pelos Ingleses durante uma expedição aos Himalaias Internado num campo de prisioneiros na Índia conseguiu fugir e viajando a pé em pleno Inverno logrou chegar a Lassa a cidade proibida do Tibete Aí peA pé em pleno Inverno logrou chegar a Lassa a cidade proibida do Tibete Aí permaneceu sete anos aprendeu a língua e tornou se um profundo conhecedor do Tibete e dos Tibetanos Amigo e preceptor do então jovem Dalai Lama acompan. I bought my copy of this book from a thrift shop last 27 January 2010 Handwritten on its first inside page is the former owner's name followed by23 Jan 1999Los AngelesCalifornia 700 pmI suspect he or she was a Tibetan It's typical of these religious and superstitious people to ascribe meaning to every event or to the time place and date it happened Even when it is just a book purchaseThe former owner's name seems to read Yee Yitathajisi but I'm not sure especially the small s in the last name It doesn't really look like an English letter I also looks like an r with a loop on its left side but his r in California is like the number seven His two small s in Los Angeles look like a regular s but somewhat written like the number fiveYee struggled with his English He highlighted English words which are not really difficult cache brooks roamed vague ascent etc Many times he also wrote his translations above the English words which gave him difficulties He read the phrase small ice floes for example and he underlined floes then wrote something above it in letters completely foreign to me the closest I can interpret it to something I know how to read is iiwaliiv followed by a comma and some flourishes above three letters I've seen Japanese and Chinese writings but they're not suiggly looking like thisWhen the second world war broke out several German mountaineers were in India which was then still under British rule They were arrested and imprisoned by the British They successfully escaped after several attempts The author Heinrich Harrer was one of them Together with another German guy they fled on foot towards Tibet For almost TWO YEARS they hiked on the mountainous terrain of India Nepal and Tibet until they reached Lhasa Tibet's capital city They were in the worst possible state emaciated dressed in rags and without money About half of the book is devoted to the story of their five year stay in Lhasa So while hellfire infernos were raging in Europe and Asia they were there in those strange and wonderful places trying to fight off starvation fatigue and disease unaware of the horrors being brought to the world elsewhere ironically chiefly by their own countrymen After the end of the war or sometime in 1950 they were forced to leave Tibet when China which considered Tibet as just its province like it is treating Taiwan now invaded the countryAlthough I've read literature about Tibet before especially on how Tibetans determine who their next ruler and spiritual leader shall be their Dalai Lama a God King who dies but immediately reincarnates this has opened my eyes about this wondrous country and its peace loving and very religious people Do you know that Tibet's land area is as big as Spain France and Germany put together I didn't until I've read this book I thought Tibet was just a small obscure settlement pearched atop a snowy mountain like Baguio City Have you tasted or even just seen TSAMPA That's the staple food in one of the regions there and this is how it is preparedYou heat sand to a high temperature in an iron pan and then pour barleycorns onto it They burst with a slight pop whereupon you put the corns and the sand in a fine meshed sieve through which the sand runs; after this you grind the corn very small The resulting meal is stirred up into a paste with butter tea or milk or beer and then eatenThis was made into a film starring Brad Pitt which I haven't watched but was not shot in Tibet The Chinese authorities won't allow the filming there or even its showing in China Tibet is unfree Free Tibet

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No início da Segunda Guerra Mundial Heinrich Harrer cidadão austríaco alpinista famoso foi capturado pelos Ingleses durante uma expedição aos Himalaias Internado num campo de prisioneiros na Índia conseguiu fugir e viajando. I read this book many decades ago It was interesting However I kept asking myself What did Heinrich Harrer live on until he reached Lhasa after about two years He had no money He had no provisions He had no weapons to shoot animals to eat And while traveling he definitely had no land to grow any food From what I remember there were also no tales that he asked for or was granted hospitality by the inhabitants of the areas he passed I don't think that anyone will be able to survive on the scarce vegetation to be found in high elevations So what did this man eat I really would have liked to learn

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Sieben Jahre in TibetHou o até à Índia auando da invasão do Tibete pela China comunistaEste livro ue é já hoje um clássico relata nos essa experiência extraordinária de um homem ue logrou penetrar no mais fundo da alma do Tibete e do seu povo. Heinrich Harrer the author of this book was a mountaineer and an adventurer He was the first to climb the North Face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland He did this int the 1930s This book originally published in 1953 is an adventure classic that recounts Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India his daring trek across the Himalayas and his seven years in Tibet coming to an end with the Chinese invasion He became a dear friend of the fourteenth Dali Lama Definitely interesting but in that the narrations follows the time line of the events it was repetitive at points ie a particular theme was discussed many times One example of this is how white scarves are used in Tibet as a means of expressing respect and honor People were handing out scares right and leftI kept wondering what was done with all these scarves Finally near the end of the book it was mentioned that they were reused and handed out to others And this leads to my next complaint Listeners are left with uestions Terms are not clearly defined so you search for understanding to make sense of what you are told At one point my husband and I we were both listening to the audio book together did not agree on who had been killed Neurotic as I am to understand EXACTLY what has happened I rewound and listened again and again Finally I understood In fact I was right in the mini battle with my husband but the point is that what you hearread can easily be misinterpretedSo the book isn't perfect but don't let that determine whether to pick it up or not The reader follows an exciting adventure and there is a lot to learn here about old Tibet before the Chinese invasion in 1950One other point which I found intriguing is how there are so many rules to be followedbut there is always a way to get around them In the Buddhist philosophy no creature can be killed so of course meat cannot be eaten But but but but people do need some meat so it is uite handy if the people in neighboring Nepal can provide thisthen all is OK This bothered me tremendously Time and time again the Nepalese were handy to have to do that which the Buddhist faith did not allow to be done in TibetAnd it bothered me that in sport events where it was determined that the Dali Lama must win he of course always did win Is that real competition Never mind just my own thoughts troubling me It is amusing to picture a dike being built and a worm appearing on the shovel of dirt That worm had to be carefully placed aside so no harm came to it This all sounds so sweet but to function as a nation bribery and conniving were necessary I am very glad I read this book I learned a lot and it made me see into the reality of a Buddhist culture It is very hard to get a view into Lhasa the Forbidden City